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ChristieK

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    Constipation HELP!

    Milk of Magnesia is awesome. Took it a week after surgery and worked wonders Good luck. I know it's not fun Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
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    HELP!

    I went walking yesterday and did a mile and a half just fine. Well my hubby decided we were goin to take the long way home which was about another 3/4 of a mile. I knew I was not ready but did it anyways. I got about 1/2 a mile and started getting really dizzy. I stopped and tried to calm down. Once the dizziness subsided I got this horrible headache. I made it home and immediately sat on the couch to cool off. Well, I still have the headache. It's worse at sometimes that at others. At certain times it hurts so bad I'm almost in tears. It's this intense pressed in the back of my head and then sudden sharp pains in my temple areas. I've tried Tylenol and it has not helped. Does anyone have any advise? I have not done anything at all today because it is hurting so bad. Worse part is my husband is just brushing it off as a typical headache, but this is far from typical. This hurts worse than any headache iv ever had. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
  4. Wasn't sure where to post this, so I figured here was ok... I had a total melt down today at dinner with my family. I cried myself to sleep 2 nights ago. WHAT IS GOING ON?? I feel overwhelmed and exhausted and broken. I'm beyond estatic that I was blessed with the sleeve, but I am feeling so lost. I miss being able to eat with them. It angers me that we go to dinner, I get food that I think I can eat, my sleeve won't tolerate it and I just wasted 8-10 dollars. I told my husband that from now on I will not be eat at restaurants. I will go and enjoy their company, but I will eat at home where I know I'm getting something I can tolerate. The crazy part is I have done GREAT until now. Why suddenly am I on this emotional roller coaster.... Ok, I vented and that's what I needed to do. Time for the big girl panties (that are shrinking in size ) Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
  5. Shooting pain sounds like scar tissue. As it stretches you will notice is feels like its being pulled apart... And your lack of weight loss is prob due to not being able to get your protein in. I am having the same prob an my doc and nut both told me I needed to up my calories and protein to see a more rapid weight loss... Good Luck. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
  6. I'm almost 3 weeks out an my NUT said any and all fruit is ok especially in a blender I was excited to hear that. Lol Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
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    I need advice!

    I usually eat Greek yogurt as my mid morning snack but I can only eat 1/4-1/2 at most and I'm forcing it with 1/2. And even at that in the entire cup of yogurt there is only 80cals. I'm going to buy some unflavored Protein powder tomorrow and I'm just going to have to add it to everything that goes in my mouth I guess Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
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    One year surgiversary!

    Ahhhh you look amazing!! I hope in a years time I'm happily trying on cute clothes again Congrats on the awesome success. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
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    What the heck is Full Liquids?

    YEA I was hoping yogurt was on that list. I will be a happy person now Thank You. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 Weight on surgery date: 281 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013 (231)
  10. Y'all are so amazingly smart!!! Today is "day 3" and I feel sooooo much better. Gas has finally started to pass. I made them stop all pain meds to see if that was attributing to my nausea and sure thing, I have not been nauseous in about 5 hours. And I'm not in pain, so the meds are not necessary. Woo hoo. Gotta do my upper GI again this morning and I plan on going home. Ready does not even begin to describe it. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013
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    Today is the DAY!

    Thank you. And Good Luck to you on your big day. Those 6 days will go by before you know it Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013
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    6 months since surgery

    You look absolutely stunning!!! Great job on all of the hard work I hope I can be as successful as you. 101lbs in 6 months would be awesome. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013
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    Any ladies out there have PCOS put your hands up!

    I, after many painful years of wondering and worrying, was finally diagnosed with PCOS in December of last year. I'm 29 (I will be 30 in August). Weight has been an issue my entire life. I also had my first cyst rupture when I was 12. I got pregnant with my first child 5 months after I turned 20 and the weight really packed on then. Had her Sept of 2004. Then I had my son in August of 2006. I had my tubes tied at that time (fullishly) and my periods seemed semi normal. No crazy irregular bleeding, my cramps had basically disappeared, it was amazing. Then in 2010 I started getting the sharp pains in my lower belly, bleeding became a force to recon with, and I suddenly became too moody for words. (Ohhhh I forgot to mention that in 2009 I lost a ton of weight using those special little crack pills from the doctor. I went from right about 240 to 191 in about 5 months) Ok, so Decemeber 2010 I was miserable. One doctor thought it was endometriosis and sent me to a specialist who told me the only way to know for sure was to do surgery. I said ok, well while your in there just untie my tubes as well. I was getting remarried and my current husband has no children of his own. Feb 2011, exactly 6 weeks before my wedding, I went in for a 6 hour surgery. Woke up, tubes are open great, no endometriosis, oh and we cleaned about 19 cysts of your ovaries, but we STILL don't know what's wrong with you.... Time went on and things only got worse. I would bleed to the point of passing out. I would miss work because of cramps and still no answers. UNTIL I went to this amazing doctor. He did one ultrasound, said you have a 5" cyst (yes that says 5 inch) on your left side and atleast 5 small ones on your right side. You have PCOS. Here's some metformin and birth control. And whala pain is gone, bleeding has stopped, now to fix my weight.... I gained 100lbs from Jan 2010 to now and most of it I contribute to PCOS. I'm uncomfortable, unhappy, unhealthy, and still have not been able to conceive with my new hubby. I'm sooooo ready for my life and my body back. Sleeve Date: March 28, 2013 First Goal 50lbs: July 13, 2013
  14. ChristieK

    March 28th-- Houston

    I went for my pre op stuff at the hospital yesterday. I think that's when it really hit me that this is happening, and soon!!! Well that and the fact they took away my food and are making me drink this nasty protein shake stuff. Ewwwe. Lol. You better stay in touch after surgery!! I want to know how it goes for you
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    Are most Sleevers Women? If so Why?

    I personally think that woman, as with most things, have bigger mouths on this site A sleeve is not gender specific. I chose it personally because of the success rate without malabsorption. I was not willin to sacrifice my hair for my body.
  16. ChristieK

    Im sooo nervous

    Ha ha ha!! Yes you will. Just remember to get on the fun rides while your at "Disneyland". The trip is over before you know it
  17. Ok now y'all are scaring me boo
  18. Roflmao!!!!! I will be having it done Monday, so I will let you know how it goes. I'm super nervous about it, but the nurse said everyone handles it really well. I'm assuming I will be really numb. My paperwork says the camera is so small that I will still be able to swallow during the procedure. So.... Yeah. Eeek.

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